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Confusion - Definition

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Standard Definition

[n] a mistake that results from taking one thing to be another; "he changed his name in order to avoid confusion with the notorious outlaw"
[n] a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior
[n] a feeling of embarrassment that leaves you confused
[n] disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably; "the army retreated in confusion"

Synonyms

disarray - (3 syllables), discombobulation - (6 syllables), mental confusion - (5 syllables), mix-up - (2 syllables)

Misc. Definitions

\Con*fu"sion\, n. [F. confusion, L. confusio.]
1. The state of being mixed or blended so as to produce indistinctness or error; indistinct combination; disorder; tumult. The confusion of thought to which the Aristotelians were liable. --Whewell. Moody beggars starving for a time Of pellmell havoc and confusion. --Shak.
2. The state of being abashed or disconcerted; loss self-possession; perturbation; shame. Confusion dwelt in every face And fear in every heart. --Spectator.
3. Overthrow; defeat; ruin. Ruin seize thee, ruthless king, Confusion on thy banners wait. --Gray.
4. One who confuses; a confounder. [Obs.] --Chapmen. {Confusion of goods} (Law), the intermixture of the goods of two or more persons, so that their respective portions can no longer be distinguished. --Blackstone. --Bouvier.

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